The James V. Brown Library is offering a three-session course, "Introduction to Computing," beginning June 7.
The course is designed for new computer users on a Windows XP based system. Computer terminology, word processing and Internet usage will be covered. Familiarity with the use of the mouse is recommended.
The classes run for three weeks and will meet on Tuesday June 7, 14, and 21. Each session will run from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Gates Computer Lab, on the lower level of the library, 19 E. Fourth St.
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited so call the library at 326-0536 to reserve a seat, or register online at www.jvbrown.edu.
Doctor to lead
Dr. Alexander R. Nesbitt of Susquehanna Health's hospice and palliative care operations will discuss advanced care planning directives from 4 to 5 p.m. May 31 at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. Attendence is open to anyone. Registration is required and can be made at 368-5030. The North Central Pennsylvania Estate Planners Council is offering the presentation.
The IMC offers a course on "Personal Accountability and the Question Behind the Question" on June 9 here and June 10 in Lewisburg. A reduced training rate to manufacturers is made possible with funding from the state Department of Labor and Industry. As a condition of the funding, participants must agree to provide their social security number in order to receive the reduced training cost. The information is used to track aggregate wage information on participants from across the Commonwealth to demonstrate the value of these training dollars through wage and employment retention data. By registering for this course, you agree to provide the requested data or pay the full price. Detailed instructions for submitting your data to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will be included in your registration confirmation.
To register visit www.IMCpa.com.
to meet in May
The Inventor's Club will host its next meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajama Factory on Rose Street.
General project discussion is planned for this meeting. The Inventor's Club provides a forum to assist inventors and help turn ideas into commercially viable products. According to a news release, it enables inventors to discuss best practices, share ideas, and receive feedback from attendees. All attendees sign a confidentiality agreement.
Membership is free but to be considered active members, individuals must attend at least four meetings a year.
RSVP to attend the meeting by May 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 329-3200 ext. 8083.
The Inventor's Club is coordinated by the Williamsport-Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone. Hosted by the IMC, Inc., the Williamsport-Lycoming KIZ is part of a statewide program encouraging innovation and business start-up growth, and aligns the resources of educational institutions and public and private organizations to support these activities. For more information, visit the website at www.wlkiz.com.
Business breakfast looks at social media
A business breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday at the James V. Brown Library with Amanda Emig, promotions manager of the library and owner of Wildwood Graphic Design will lead the seminar.
With the growing use of online social networking, business people have an opportunity to reach many potential customers, but can damage their business and personal reputation if they misuse these tools, a news release announcing the event said. Emig will present information about what negatively affects reputation and credibility in the business world when responding to comments in the social media world. Many companies used social media sites as a recruitment tool. She will also provide hints and tips on how to create an extremely positive social networking atmosphere, engage your audience, and keep traditional costs of marketing to a minimum.
Registration is requested and available by calling 326-0536 or by going online to www.jvbrown.edu.
Network to offer
15 new courses
Keystone Community Network Inc. announces the addition of 15 new online courses for its Knowledge Keystone, education on demand network. Knowledge Keystone is one of the most comprehensive online educational resources available today for technology and business skills training, according to a news release. It provides training services statewide and beyond to people of all ages and technical skill levels 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
"In these difficult economic times, with education budgets being reduced or eliminated within the public and private sectors, this very economical e-learning solution has quickly become a valuable resource to employers and employees alike," said Sue Foust, KCnet executive director.
A few of the new course subjects include: QuickBooks 2010, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Introduction to Computers, and Introduction to the Internet.
Registration with KCnet in advance is required. Interested individuals should contact KCnet at 893-8111 for complete details. The list of currently available courses is accessible at www.kcnet.org/education.
The IMC will host a workshop, "Creating New Profit Centers from Your Product Line" on Wednesday.
The workshop, a news release said, will include "experts who have turned ideas into successful products and helped clients along the way. Don Brown is a product developer who took a bent piece of pipe and turned it into the world's best known piece of abdominal equipment - the Ab Roller - and helps clients identify new profit centers. Katie Bell has been helping clients with researching, developing and launching new ideas and innovations since 2005."
Registration is available at www.IMCpa.com.
Course looks at
IMC presents a course on "Lean ISO" June 2. The full-day workshop will explain how to use the 5S process to "lean out" your ISO documentation. Participants can bring uncontrolled copies of quality manuals and a few representative procedures and give it a try. According to a release from the IMC, the workshop is ideal for top management, ISO management representatives and process owners, and Lean coordinators and value stream managers.
Sharon Hoffmann, who the release says has a much diversified background in chemistry, physics, and math and almost 30 years of industrial work experience in research and development engineering, industrial engineering, and workforce development and training. She was with IMC for more than 18 years and is now an independent consultant.
A reduced training rate is made possible to manufacturers with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. As a condition of the funding, participants must agree to provide their social security number in order to receive the reduced training cost. This information is used to track aggregate wage information on participants from across the Commonwealth to demonstrate the value of these training dollars through wage and employment retention data. By registering for this course, participants agree to provide the requested data or pay the full price. Detailed instructions for submitting your data to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will be included in your registration confirmation.
To register visit www.IMCpa.com.